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  • Natasha Richardson Falls During Skiing Lesson, Dies

    Wow, life is tenuous:

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Movies/ ... index.html

    Father directed "Tom Jones", mom is Vanessa Redgrave.

  • #2
    this really is ridiculous

    minor head-injury, she gets up immediately, embarassed at the fall, smiles & sees happy enough & is dead within a day

    i've read reports of people with eggshell-thin skulls ( usually on the sides ) - unfortunately, it looks like this extremely beautiful & talented woman was one of them

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    • #3
      Warning: crass unsympathetic comment ahead that almost ridicules or at least trivializes what is in fact a tragic story.


      Note to self: buy stock in ski helmet companies . . .

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      • #4
        Let's wait and see what they describe as the cause of death. Remember the young gal who was hit in the head or neck by a hockey puck, tearing her vertebral artery? Weird things sometimes happen.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DrJay
          Let's wait and see what they describe as the cause of death. Remember the young gal who was hit in the head or neck by a hockey puck, tearing her vertebral artery? Weird things sometimes happen.
          My bet is an epidural. There was about an hour lucid interval.
          "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
          by Thomas Henry Huxley

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Pego
            Originally posted by DrJay
            Let's wait and see what they describe as the cause of death. Remember the young gal who was hit in the head or neck by a hockey puck, tearing her vertebral artery? Weird things sometimes happen.
            My bet is an epidural. There was about an hour lucid interval.
            Roger that

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            • #7
              Terrible tragedy for Natasha and maybe that time I got knocked out it could have been my fate, who knows?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bambam
                Originally posted by Pego
                My bet is an epidural. There was about an hour lucid interval.
                Roger that
                The coroner agrees.

                http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ ... tory/Front

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                • #9
                  Think of all the money they could have saved: instead of eating the coroner's time they coulda just come here for free! :-)

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                  • #10
                    Facts, not fiction . . .

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by gh
                      Think of all the money they could have saved: instead of eating the coroner's time they coulda just come here for free! :-)
                      seriously, a lot of times that's not untrue

                      in britain, if you die within a coupla weeks of seeing your doc & circumstances are not suspicious ( foul play ), the doc can just go ahead & sign off the death certificate wih whatever he thinks sounds good ( knowing patient's back ground ) if they've had a history of coronary disease, they'd normally put : "myocardial infarction secondary to coronary heart disease" ( even though it may have been a stroke or pulmonary embolus ) or if they had had a history of strokes or mini-strokes,"cerebrovascular incident secondary to ischaemic heart disease or atrial fibrillation" even though it may have been myocardial infarction or embolus

                      autopsies are costly & distressing & everyone all-round wants to avoid them - so in patients above say 75y, it's usual practice to sign them off with whatever takes your fancy that day

                      it had to be done in this case, but then again, rather unnecessary as she wouda had CT/MRI scans aplenty during hospitilisation, so autopsy not really required

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                      • #12
                        Re: Natasha Richardson Falls During Skiing Lesson, Dies

                        Originally posted by bijanc
                        Wow, life is tenuous:

                        http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Movies/ ... index.html

                        Father directed "Tom Jones", mom is Vanessa Redgrave.

                        Beyond her lineage, she was a fine actor. Great work in "The Handmaid's Tale" and as a young governess in the Granada Television series of "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" starring the late Jeremy Brett and David Burke/Edward Hardwicke, seen here as part of the PBS "Mystery" program (sometimes introduced by Diana Rigg). The role of Violet Hunter in Granada's "The Copper Beeches" (1985 release) may have been Richardson's first acting gig; she was very young, but riveting, for both her looks and her acting ability. Word was that the episode was re-written to have her on camera as much as possible once her talent and charisma became evident.


                        http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001670/bio

                        http://www.answers.com/topic/the-advent ... 1#Episodes

                        http://www.answers.com/topic/the-advent ... er-beeches

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